An Unusual Presentation of Metastatic Breast Carcinoma

  • Maria Mendonça-Sanches Dermatology Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Inês Rolim Pathology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Lisbon, Portugal
  • José Cabeçadas Pathology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Margarida Rafael Dermatology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Lisbon, Portugal

Keywords

Cutaneous metastases, breast carcinoma, invasive carcinomas, skin biopsy

Abstract

Cutaneous metastasis from a carcinoma is a relatively uncommon phenomenon. Prompt diagnosis is crucial, as it will have future implications, particularly regarding prognosis and treatment. Skin metastases can be suspected and recognized earlier through physical examination than metastases in other organs or systems. However, they can be a diagnostic challenge due to the variable clinical presentation. This case highlights the importance of having a high index of suspicion for cutaneous metastases, especially in patients with a previous history of cancer.

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  • Published: 2019-04-08

    Issue: Vol 6 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Mendonça-Sanches, M., Rolim, I., Cabeçadas, J., & Rafael, M. (2019). An Unusual Presentation of Metastatic Breast Carcinoma. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001089

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